Community Calendar 2/28/13

 

Thursday February 28

 

Starting a Business

RUTLAND The Vermont Small Business Development Center will offer a “Starting Your Own Small Business” workshop from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Rutland Economic Development Corp., 112 Quality Lane in Rutland. Finding market information, writing a business plan, and more will be covered. Cost: $99, including a business planning workbook and access to five online workshops. Registration: www.vtsbdc.org.  Information: 802-773-9147.

 

Meal at School

HARTFORD An all-you-can-eat Dimes-a-Dip meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Hartford Central School. Cost: $3.50 adults, $2.50 students, with proceeds benefiting the senior class of 2013.

 

Skidmore Talk

SARATOGA SPRINGS Exhibition Curator Hilary Knecht will present a talk titled, “Crowded,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Information: www.skidmore.edu/tang.

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome. Another free supper will be served on March 20.

 

Quilling Class

GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will teach Quilling at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Roll, shape and glue strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525.

 

Horseman’s Social

SARATOGA SPRINGS Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine will host the Fourth Annual Horseman’s Social from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Longfellows Restaurant & Inn, 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Cost: $25, including heavy hors d’oeuvres, soda and water; cash bar available. Information/reservations: Sharon T. LaPier at 518-885-8995, or email stl32@cornell.edu.

 

Pops Concert

HOOSICK FALL The Music Dept. will present its annual Pops Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday,  Feb. 28, in the auditorium at the Hoosick Falls Central School. Featured will be patriotic tunes, movie soundtracks, Broadway songs, and recent billboard hits. Free and open to all.

 

Historical Program

SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Historical Assn. will host a program on the Underground Railroad and Fugitive Slave Act at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Debi Craig, a founding member of the NorthStar Historical Project in Greenwich, will lead this event that’s free and open to all.

 

Friday March 1

 

Reading Program

POULTNEY The Poultney Public Library on Main Street is accepting entries in its “Reading is an Investment” program for children in elementary school. Children will learn basic financial concepts, and when they read three books from a set list they’ll will be entered in a drawing to win one of 10 $250 college savings accounts. The deadline to mail an entry is Friday, March 15. Information: 802-287-4013, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Bridge Course

MANCHESTER Registrations are being accepted for a new bridge course with Elizabeth von Riesenfelder titled, “Double! The Most Useful Bidding Tool,” that will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, March 7 through 28. Cost: $75. You’ll find this activity at Equinox Village in Manchester. Information/registration: Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

 

Fly Tying Classes

MANCHESTER The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester is accepting registrations for “Fit to be Tyed,” fly tying workshops that will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, March 16 (saltwater flies), March 23 (streamers), and March 30 (basic flies). Cost: $10 per session (sign up for one or more). Information/registration: 802-362-3300, or email landerson@amff.com.

 

Playing Classes

CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall is accepting registrations for “Playing Socially,” classes with Keturah and John Trembley of Growing Words that will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of the month through May 22. Cost: $10 per family, at the door. Come to one or more of the classes that will be in the Beacon Feed Studio, Board/Music Room, behind Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Information/registration: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org. Also, ask about “My Voice Says it All!” a class on voice tone and body language, that will be offered on Feb. 27.

 

Library Raffle

SCHUYLERVILLE The Friends of the Schuylerville Public Library group is holding a Basket Raffle during March at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

NYC Bus Trip

GLENS FALLS The Angels Among Us Relay for Life team is accepting registrations for a bus trip to New York City that will be held on Saturday, April 20. Pickups will be made at 6 a.m. at Aviation Mall and 6:30 a.m. at Wilton Mall, and departing Bryant Park at 6 p.m. Cost: $45. Information: Rose Bain at 669-3402, or email krbain@roadrunner.com.

 

Tax Preparation

WASHINGTON COUNTY Trained community volunteers who are certified by the IRS are scheduling appointments for free Income Tax Preparation at various locations in the tri-county region. This service is for families and individuals with income of $49,000 or less and individuals who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Electronic filing of both federal and state returns will be available. Call the following for an appointment: Washington County, 1-800-211-5128; Glens Falls Head Start, 793-3624; Moreau Community Center, 792-6007; Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 668-4881; and Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center, 792-3537.

 

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, Young-at-Heart Senior Center, Poultney; 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Forestdale Senior Center, Brandon; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, Wallingford House, Wallingford; 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, Parker House, Rutland; and 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, Templewood Court, Rutland. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Story Time

POULTNEY A free Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers (children of all ages welcome) will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1 and 8, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibrary.com.

 

Church Luncheons

GRANVILLE The Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council will host free Friday Luncheons, beginning with a half-hour prayer service at noon, followed by a simple soup and bread meal, as follows: March 1, North Granville United Methodist Church, Route 22; March 8, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 23 Bulkley Avenue; March 15, South Granville Congregational Church, Route 149; and March 22, Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker Street. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Thrift Shop Open

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. through March 22 at the firehouse on Route 149. Cost: $7 to $12, depending upon your choice of clams, shrimp, seafood platter, chicken finger platter, and more. Eat in, or order a take out at 518-639-8811.

 

Fish Fry

GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Boston Fish Fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Greenwich. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $6 children. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Fish Fry

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy on Parsons Avenue in Hoosick Falls invites everyone to Fish Fry Dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent in its Immaculate Conception Church Hall. Eat in or take out. Information: 518-686-4314.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to Fish Fry Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday in March. Cost: $8.50 fried fish or clams; or $8.50 fried chicken tenders; $5 quart clam chowder. Eat in or order takeouts at 695-3917.

 

Art Opening

BRANDON An opening reception will be held for an exhibition titled, “Vermont Scapes,” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street. Featured will be traditional painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media, along with pottery, glass and zippers. Refreshments will be served. This exhibition will run through April 30. Information: 802-247-4956, or www.brandonartistsguild.org.

 

Free Supper

ARLINGTON A free Community Supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in the undercroft at St. James Episcopal Church, routes 7A and 313 in Arlington. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Murder Mystery

GLENS FALLS A murder mystery dinner theatre, “Eat, Drink and be Murdered,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 8 and 9, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 and 10, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Cost: $45. Reservations: 518-792-1740. Information: www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

LL Signups

SALEM Salem Youth Sports will hold 2013 Little League Signups at Proudfit Hall on Main Street as follows: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1; 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9. All boys and girls who will be age 5 as of May 1, 2013, and younger than 13 by May 1, 2013, are eligible to play. Information: Ed Bullock for softball at 854-9549; Fred Truehart for minors/majors at 854-3854, or McCauley and Tucker at 854-7227.

 

Coupon Club

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca @sals.edu.

 

Trustees Open House

SCHUYLERVILLE The trustees of the Schuylerville Public Library will host an Open House at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the library, 52 Ferry Street. Two positions are open on the Board of Trustees and you’ll learn the duties of a trustee at this event. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-695-6641.

 

Bluebillies Concert

HARTFORD The Bluebillies, a traditional country/bluegrass band, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at the Hartford Firehouse, routes 40 and 149. Cost: $8. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and beverages and food will be offered for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Hartford Volunteer Fire Co. Tickets: 632-5326, or at the door. Information: www.facebook.com/thebluebillies.

 

First Friday

GRANVILLE First Friday will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 1 at the Pember Library and Museum, 33 W. Main Street, and at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, both in Granville. Discover the artistic, culinary and musical offerings of the Slate Valley. Information: Pember at 518-

642-2525, or Museum at 642-1417.

 

Saturday March 2

 

College Success

QUEENSBURY Saturday, March 2, is the deadline to register for “Recipe for College Success,” a daylong conference that will be held on Monday, March 11, in Dearlove Hall on SUNY Adirondack’s Bay Road campus in Queensbury. For students with disabilities, their parents, educators, school counselors and agency representatives. Information/registration: 518-743-2282, or email access.sunyacc.edu.

 

Children’s Books

HOOSICK FALLS A First Saturday Book Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls. Children’s book prices have been reduced to four for $1 and the selection is great.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 14 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the third, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in March at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Elks Craft Fair

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge, Route 40 and Bulson Road. More than 40 area vendors will offer a range of locally made products, including stained glass, jelly and jams, jewelry, goat milk foods, candles, fleece ware, and more. There’ll be raffles and a snack bar, too, including chili dogs and pizza. Information/vendor space ($30): Donna at 692-2347, Amber at 587-8224, or email Donna at eccdb@verizon.net.

 

Free Tax Prep

HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Church Assn. will offer free Income Tax Preparation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and Thursdays by appointment, in March and April. This is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, serving those with income of $51,000 or less. For appointments and a list of information and documents needed, call Alison at 686-9491.

 

Nano Brothers

GLENS FALLS The Amazing Nano Brothers will perform at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $15 adults; $10 children. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

Gallery Tour

BENNINGTON Jamie Franklin, curator at the Bennington Museum, will lead a Gallery Tour of the exhibitions, “Engage” and “More Like You Than Not,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. These exhibitions highlight art created by new and established artists with disabilities. Cost: Free with museum admission. Reservations and accessibility/accommodation requests may be made with Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571, or email dmallory@benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Harbinger DVD

WHITEHALL The “Harbinger” DVD will be screened from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the First Baptist Church of Whitehall, 41 Williams Street. This video “tells how events related to Sept. 11, 2001, fulfill the prophecy of judgment given by God in Isaiah 9:10 against a nation that has turned away from God and God’s eternal laws.” Free and open to all. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

St. David’s Day Dinner

POULTNEY The annual St. David’s Day Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 2, at The Station on Depot Street in Poultney. Seating will be at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Diners will have a choice of chicken ‘n’ biscuits or baked haddock. Cost: $13.25 in advance; $15.25 at the door. Everyone will be welcome and reservations are recommended at 518-642-0709, or email pasds88@yahoo.com. Information: Janice B. Edwards at 802-287-5744.

 

Legion Dinner

ARLINGTON An American Legion Birthday Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 2, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. There’ll be a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a baked ham dinner. Cost: $10 members and legal guests; free all officers and invited state guests. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Gala/Auction

WEST RUTLAND The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland will host its annual Gala/Silent Auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Rutland Country Club. Featured will be cocktails, a sumptuous dinner, dancing to music by the On the Rocks band, and the auction with a wide variety of valuable items. Cost: $65. Information/reservations: 802-438-2097, or email info@carvingstudio.org.

 

ROCK’N for Cubs

MANCHESTER The Equinox Curling club will host a “ROCK’N for Cub Scouting” event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Riley Rink in Manchester. Form a team of four or join one. Admission: $55, including a learn-to-curl session, an opportunity to play a mini game, and finger foods. A portion of proceeds will support Cub Scout Pack 333 of Manchester’s summer camp 2013. Information: Diane at 802-362-2145, or www.equinoxcurlingclub.org.

 

Courthouse Dinners

SALEM “Beat the Winter Blues” dinners will be served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the homes of four area residents, all in support of the Courthouse Community Center. Each home will accommodate up to eight diners. The menus are listed at www.salemcourthouse.org and reservations may be made by contacting the CCC at 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@salemcourthouse.org.

 

Musical Comedy

MANCHESTER The Saturday Series will present a high-definition performance of the Stephen Sondheim musical comedy, “Company,” at 7 pm. on Saturday, March 2, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $18 adults; $12 senior citizens; $9 students. Tickets: www.bbatickets.com. Information: 802-549-8118.

 

Novelist Visits

MANCHESTER Jamaica Kincaid will read from her new novel, “See Now Then,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Information: 802-362-2200, or www.northshire.com.

 

Night of Comedy

HOOSICK FALLS The Town of Hoosick Lions Club will present a Beat the Winter Blues Night of Comedy with five comedians from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Hoosick Falls Country Club. Cost: $15. The country club will serve food and beverages from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Hoosick Falls Community Band’s 2013 concert series. Information/reservations: Rosemarie at the Hoosick Falls Federal Credit Union, 518-686-4504.

 

Recitals

CAMBRIDGE/HUDSON FALLS Con Brio Performing Arts will present a recital by Sylvia Bloom, accompanied by Douglas Bischoff, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Douglas’ home, 573 Dunbar Road in Cambridge. Advance reservations are required at 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com. And on Sunday, March 3, Sylvia will perform at 3 p.m. at the Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street in Hudson Falls. Reservations are not necessary but will be accepted for the Sunday performance. Cost per concert: $10.

 

Sunday March 3

 

Sunday Breakfast

GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 3, at VFW Post 1653, 9 North Street in Granville. A choice of four breakfast casseroles will be offered, along with fruit pizza and much more. Cost: $8. Information: 518-642-1599.

 

Squad Breakfast

JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 3. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Also, the squad will collect bottles and cans for recycling. Information: 753-9549.

 

Artist Reception

DORSET A reception with artist Gloria Palmer will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Dorset Public Library. Gloria’s works primarily feature flowers and landscapes, many from photographs she took while traveling throughout Vermont. Refreshments will be served, the works will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the library. Information: 867-5774.

 

Basket Party

WHITEHALL The Whitehall High School Drama Club will host its annual Basket Party on Sunday, March 3, in the school’s gymnasium. Doors will open at noon, with drawings at 2 p.m. Cost: $5; additional tickets $2. A light lunch will be available, too, for $4. Basket donations for this event may be dropped off in advance at Putorti’s Market in Whitehall. Information: 518-499-2812.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. A meeting will precede the dance at 1:30 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Ceili Fundraiser

STILLWATER The Friends of the Stillwater Free Library will host a Ceili Fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Stillwater Area Community Center, 19 Palmer Street in Stillwater. This family-friendly event will celebrate Irish music and dance, featuring music by Rick Russo of Black Abbey and dancing by the Wild Irish Acres Dancers. Come watch or learn a few steps yourself. Cost: $5; $15 per family. Proceeds will benefit the library. Information: 664-6255, or email sflfriends@gmail.com.

 

Science Pub

CASTLETON The next science pub will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Iron Lantern Restaurant, 272 Route 4A in Castleton. Steven Letendre of Green Mountain College will present “Electric Cars that Give and Take,” a program on how electric cars not only reduce our reliance on foreign oil but also provide power when the grid goes down. Free and open to all.

 

Monday March 4

 

Chamber Breakfast

RUTLAND TD Bank will sponsor the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and Rutland Economic Development Corp. Legislative Breakfast that will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, at the South Station Restaurant. The featured speaker will be Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. Cost: $10, including full breakfast buffet. Reservations are required at 802-773-2747, or email chamber@rutlandvermont.com.

 

Osteobusters

WEST HEBRON Osteobusters, a mind and body wellness program, will be held at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Wear appropriate clothing. Information: Pastor Laura Mitchell at 518-854-3729. Also, the church is looking for singers for its choir that will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call above number.

 

Easton Neighbors Meet

EASTON The Easton Neighbors group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at the Easton Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share, your table service, and a beverage. There’ll be a fun competition and prize at this meeting, too, where all Easton community members will be welcome.

 

Book Study

WEST HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Lenten Book Study at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays through March 25 at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church. Studied will be “A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor” by Chris Seay and copies are available. Soup and bread will be served at these events. Information: Pastor Laura at 854-3729.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 4. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Tuesday, March 5

 

Women’s Health

CAMBRIDGE/GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street, and Wednesday, March 6, at the Cambridge Town Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.

 

Lenten Services

ARLINGTON St. James Episcopal Church on Route 7A in Arlington will host Lenten Worship Services at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 19. A simple supper will be served following each service, ending about 7:30 p.m. Everyone will be welcome and you don’t need to be an Episcopalian to attend. Information: 802-375-9952, or www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.

 

Legion Bingo

ARLINGTON Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Doors will open at 6 p.m., food will be available for purchase, and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 5. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Meetings

POULTNEY Meetings will be held at American Legion Post 39, 689 Granville Street in Poultney, as follows: Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; Sons of the American Legion 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7; and regular Legion meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Information: 802-287-5229.

 

Wednesday March 6

 

Seniors Luncheon

NORTHSHIRE AREA Wednesday, March 6, is the deadline to make a reservation for a St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon that the Northshire Seniors group will host at noon on Thursday, March 14, at the Ye Olde Tavern. Cost: $12 (choose corned beef/cabbage, cider chicken, or scrod). Information/reservations: Sally McManus at 802-375-9780.

 

Lions’ Fish Fry

BOMOSEEN Wednesday, March 6, is the deadline to make a reservation for the Castleton Lions’ 10th Annual Fish Fry on Sunday, March 10, at the TRAK-IN restaurant on Route 30 in Bomoseen. Social hours will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15. Information/reservations: Stan Patch, Jr., at 802-468-5001.

 

Seniors Luncheon

SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Seniors will meet for a Casserole Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 6, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. Bring a dish to share. New members will be welcome.

 

Gardening Programs

CASTLETON Elaine Nordmeyer will present a program on “Enhancing Your Garden with Worms,” for indoor and outdoor gardens, and Jean Perry will share tips on “Flower Gardening and Indoor Plants” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Castleton Community Center on Route 4A. Cost: $3. Information: 802-468-3093.

 

Library Benefit

HOOSICK FALLS The Friends of the Cheney Library will host a “Dine Out to Help Out” event from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Falls Diner in Hoosick Falls. There’ll be 50/50 and book basket raffles, and a portion of the cost of your dinner will benefit the library’s programs and services. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Lenten Services

SCHUYLERVILLE AREA The Greater Schuylerville Clergy Assn. will host Ecumenical Lenten Services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays as follows: Bacon Hill Reformed Church, March 6; Quaker Springs United Methodist Church, March 13; and Schuylerville United Methodist Church, March 20. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Author Speaks

RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present novelist Chris Bohjalian with a talk titled, “Fiction’s Getting to the Truth: Chris Bohjalian’s The Sandcastle Girls, Family History, and Armenian Genocide,” at 7 p.m. on March 6 at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Marshall Plan Talk

MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will host the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series featuring Mark A. Stoler, a University of Vermont professor, with a talk titled, “The Marshall Plan Revisited,” at 7 p.m. on March 6 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-362-2607, or Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Toastmasters Meet

HUDSON FALLS The Washington County Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Annex II Building next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone is invited to attend. Information: www.washingtoncountytoastmasters.org.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Taize Service

EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road will hold a Taize service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 and March 20 at the church. Information: 802-375-2548.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays in March at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday March 7

 

Sinusitis Info

SARATOGA SPRINGS Dr. Mark Levenson, an otolaryngologist, will present information on “Advances in the Treatment of Sinusitis” at noon on Thursday, March 7, at 59D Myrtle Street in Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Learn about minimally invasive surgical procedures such as balloon sinuplasty. Free and open to all. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, toll-free at 1-866-580-2450, or www.saratogahospital.org.

 

Ecumenical Luncheons

SALEM AREA Ecumenical Luncheons will be held at noon on Thursdays as follows in the Salem area: March 7, Holy Cross Catholic Church; March 14, Salem United Methodist Church; and March 21, East Hebron United Presbyterian Church.

 

Book Sale

GREENWICH The Boomerang Book Store in the basement of the Greenwich Library will hold its first monthly sale from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. Visit the Friends’ Book Room and browse for bargains in books of entertainment and inspiration. Also, find a copy of The Da Vinci Code, present it to a volunteer staff member and win a free boomerang book of your choice. Proceeds will benefit the library’s programs and materials.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Legion Auxiliary

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at American Legion Post 49, 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven. This auxiliary meets on the first Thursday each month. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS Singer/Nashville songwriter Roy Hurd, with Frank Orsini, will perform a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Folklife Center of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: Library at 518-792-6508, or www.royhurd.com.

 

The Dining Room

RUTLAND The Vermont Actors’ Repertory will stage A.R. Gurney’s comedy of manors, “The Dining Room,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 7 to 9, at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre on Center Street in downtown Rutland. Cost: $15. Also, ask about a dinner/theater package. Reservations: 802-775-0903. Information: www.actorsrepvt.org.

 

Macbeth

CAMBRIDGE William Shakespeare’s Macbeth will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 (open rehearsal), at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Additional performances will be 8 p.m. March 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24. There’ll be an opening night dinner on March 8. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students and children; $18 with prepaid season subscription. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or www.hubbardhall.org.

 

Historical Talk

SALEM Debi Craig will speak about Susan B. Anthony and her connection to this area at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the first floor archive room of the handicap-accessible Salem Courthouse Community Center. Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

 

Friday March 8

 

Dodge Ball Tourney

STILLWATER Friday, March 8, is the deadline to register for the Stillwater Area Community Center’s First Annual Dodge Ball Tournament for age 16 and older that will be held on Saturday, March 16. Featured will be co-ed teams of six people (each team must have at least two women or two men) and prizes will be awarded. Cost: $60. Information/registration: 518-664-2515, Ext. 23.

 

Woods Workshop

WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is accepting registrations for a Woods and Wildlife Workshop that will be held on Saturday, March 16, at Tamarac High School in Troy. Included will be seven presentations in the morning and a woods walk in the afternoon. This workshop primarily will cover issues and concerns of woodland owners in the Rensselaer Plateau area. Cost: $15, including refreshments, lunch and an information packet. Information/registration: Email Kristi Sullivan at kls20@cornell.edu, or visit www.2.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/pwt/bio/.

 

Amphicar Program

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum at 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs is accepting registrations for “The Amphicar Chronicles,” a six-session tune-up program and exploration of the exotic vehicle, the amphicar. Discover how this vehicle works on land and water. The first session will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23. Information/registration: 518-587-1935, or www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on March 8. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Lenten Fish Fry

CAMBRIDGE St. Patrick’s Church, 17 S. Park Street in Cambridge, will hold Lenten Fish Frys from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Deep-fried pollock, cole slaw, fries and more will be served. Cost: $8.50, eat in or take out, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Teacup Auction

WELLS The Mission Event group of the Wells United Methodist Church will host a “Giant Teacup Auction” with more than 400 items at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Also, a small silent auction will be held during this event where everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-325-3203.

 

Murder Mystery

GLENS FALLS A murder mystery dinner theatre, “Eat, Drink and be Murdered,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Reservations/cost: 518-792-1740, or www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 8. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Play at Wood

GLENS FALLS Wrightstage and Rabine productions will present “All My Sons” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. March 10, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Cost: $25. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

 

The Crucible

DORSET The Dorset Players will stage Arthur Miller’s classic drama, “The Crucible,” at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 and 9, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. March 10 and 17, at the Dorset Playhouse on Cheney Road. This play dramatizes the hysteria that accompanied the witch trials in Salem, Mass., in 1692. Cost: $20 adults; $10 age 18 and younger. On March 8, members may buy one ticket and get one free for that night. Information/tickets: 802-867-5777.

 

Saturday March 9

 

Pancake Breakfast

ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church at 12 Sheridan Street invites everyone to a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. Cost: $5; free age 5 and younger.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 12 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the tenth, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Book Discussion

POULTNEY The Book Club Favorites discussion group will meet to discuss “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Poultney Public Library on Main Street. Copies of the book are available at the library. Refreshments will be served. Information: 802-287-5556, or www.poultneypubliclibary.com.

 

Wildlife Tracking

MANCHESTER Dr. Alcott Smith, a Dartmouth professor, will lead a Wildlife Tracking and Observation Workshop for age 12 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, on the slopes of Mount Equinox in Manchester. Strenuous, off-trail travel will be required and no dogs will be allowed. Registration is required with Rick LaDue at 366-1400, or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

 

Eagle Watching

GREENWICH Ron Renoni will lead the Battenkill Conservancy’s Eagle Watch Outing on Saturday, March 9. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Kmart parking lot in Greenwich to carpool to known eagle sighting locations. Bring binoculars or scope. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Pre-registration is requested at battenkillconservancy@gmail.com. Information: www.battenkillconservancy.org.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.

 

Spinning Guild

SCHUYLERVILLE The Southern Adirondack Spinning Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Saturday, March 9, in the Yarn Shop at the Foster Sheep Farm, 460 W. River Road in Schuylerville. This group meets on the second Saturday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Email fostersheepfarm@gmail.com.

 

Basket Raffle

CASTLETON The Castleton State College Habitat Club will host its Second Annual Basket Raffle on Saturday, March 9, at American Legion Post 50 on Route 4A in Castleton. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with drawings at 1 p.m. Food and drinks will be available and there’ll be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will support the club’s spring trip to Tennessee to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Information: 802-468-8962.

 

90th Birthday

BENSON Everyone is invited to a celebration of the 90th birthday of Charlotte Strong Collett that will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Benson Community Hall (no gifts; bring your memories, and photographs if you like). Also, birthday cards may be mailed to Charlotte at 14 Fourth Street, Fair Haven, Vt. 05743.

 

Spaghetti Benefit

CAMBRIDGE St. Patrick’s Council, Knights of Columbus, will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Hugs for Heroes from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the American Legion Hall on Route 22 in Cambridge. Cost: Free-will donation.

 

Beer, Burgers

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Automobile Museum at 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga Springs will host its Fourth Annual Beer & Burgers Fundraiser for adults only from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Featured will be microbrew tasting, gourmet burgers, and Albany roller derby team members serving carhop style. Cost: $35. Information/tickets: 518-587-1935, or www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

Mettawee Mania

WEST PAWLET Mettawee Mania 2013 will be staged at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Chelsea Ingram, Miss Vermont 2012, will emcee the show featuring a variety of local talent. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; free 3 and younger. Information/tickets: Visit the Mettawee Community School office 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days, or at the door.

 

Comedy Show

GRANVILLE The Fourth Annual Border Riders Snowmobile Club Comedy Show, “Laugh Your Cans Off,” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at The Granville Forum, 47 E. Potter Avenue in Granville. Performing will be Steve Marshall, Matt Bergman and Shaun Murphy, with music by Air Tight. Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Border Riders Club and the Granville Food Pantry (non-perishable food items will be accepted at this event for the pantry). Tickets: Chris at 518-642-9283, or Elaine at 642-1438.

 

Spirit of Johnny Cash

WHITEHALL Harold Ford, Laura Lucy and the Cash Band will perform the “Spirit of Johnny Cash” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Whitehall Athletic Club. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. an hour later. General admission tickets are available for $17 in advance and $22 the day of the show. They can be purchased at ticketfly.com or at the WAC box office. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

Sunday March 10

 

Indoor Sports

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer Indoor Sports at the Giorgetti in Rutland beginning on Sunday, March 10. Offered will be youth indoor lacrosse, soccer, field hockey and flag football. There’ll be adult indoor leagues, too, including field hockey, women’s 30+, and men’s open. Information: 802-773-1853, or www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $7 adults; $3 children. Proceeds will benefit programs for veterans.

 

Seniors Breakfast

ARLINGTON A Seniors Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Cost: Donation for seniors; $4 others. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Buffet Breakfast

FAIR HAVEN American Legion Post 49 at 72 S. Main St. in Fair Haven invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Cost: $7 adults; $3.50 ages 3 to 10; free 2 and younger. This breakfast is held on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 802-265-7983.

 

Sunday Breakfast

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village will serve a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Pancake Breakfast

HARTFORD Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Hartford Fire Company’s Community Hall, routes 40 and 149. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 13; free 4 and younger. Basket raffle tickets will be sold during the breakfast, too.

 

Corned Beef

SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone is invited to a Corned Beef Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Quaker Springs Volunteer Fire Dept., 107 Blodgett Road in Schuylerville. Cost: $9 adults; $5ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger. Reservations are required at 584-3829, or 584-2758.

 

Hyde Tour

GLENS FALLS Associate Curator Jayne Stokes will lead a tour of the “50 at 50” exhibition at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Maximum of 15 people. Information/registration: 518-792-1761, Ext. 327.

 

Basket Party

WELLS A Basket Party will be held on Sunday, March 10, at the modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with drawings at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $5, including one sheet of tickets; $2 each additional sheet. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Combs family that lost its home and belongings in a Feb. 7 fire in Chittenden. Tiffany originally is from Poultney and the family includes three children, ages 12, 10 and 5. Information: 802-236-2320.

 

Family History

ARLINGTON The Russell Vermontiana Collection at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road in Arlington, will host the final of three Family History Seminars from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Featured will be a review of how to transform documents, photographs, along with older audio, video and vinyl recordings to digital CD or MP3 archives. Free; donations appreciated. Information: 802-375-6153, or email Martha_Canfield_Lib@hotmail.com.

 

Vermont Symphony

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will present three double concertos, “Three for Two,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. This concert will showcase the symphony’s music director, Jaime Laredo, and his former student, Jennifer Koh. Cost: $9 students, to $30. There also will be a pre-concert discussion, “Musically Speaking,” at 2 p.m.; free for the audience. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

Souper Supper

VALLEY FALLS The handicap-accessible Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street invites everyone to a Super Souper Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Served will be a variety of soups, bread, muffins, drinks and dessert. Cost: $6; free age 5 and younger. Tickets: 753-6053, 753-6028, or at the door. Information:  www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com.

 

Monday March 11

 

Spaghetti Benefit

GRANVILLE A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill and their families in Granville, will be held on Monday, March 11, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Cost: $5 eat in; $6 take out (drinks available at additional charge). Information: 518-642-8155, or www.thehayneshouseofhope.com.

 

Chorus Practice

RUTLAND The Rutland Curbstone Chorus will meet for practice at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at Rutland High School. All males with an interest in barbershop singing are encouraged to join this fun group. Information: 802-273-2911.

 

Tuesday March 12

 

Looking Good

RUTLAND The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good…Feel Better” program for female cancer patients will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 12, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Learn beauty techniques to help restore appearance during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Information/registration: Rhonda Rockwell at 802-773-0032.

 

Tech Showcase

QUEENSBURY The annual Adirondack Technology Showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at SUNY Adirondack’s Scoville Learning Center in Queensbury. The region’s fourth through twelfth grade students will present how they are using technology in the classroom. Keynote speaker Dr. Christina Rieth, an archaeologist with the New York State Museum, will discuss how technology has helped archaeologists locate and interpret sites in the region (her talk open only to Technology Showcase registrants). Information/registration: Cindy Stoner at 518-743-2200, Ext. 2348, or www.sunyacc.edu/techservices/techshowcase.

 

Business Show

RUTLAND Rutland Regional Medical Center will sponsor the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Business Show from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Admission: $3, with door prizes every half hour. Also, exhibitor space is available from $190 to $385. Information/space: 802-773-2747.

 

Passover Re-creation

HOOSICK FALLS Karl deSouza of Jews for Jesus will present “Christ in the Passover,” a re-creation of the traditional Passover service, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at the First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls, 80 Main Street. Christians will learn more about the Jewish background of their faith at this event. Information: 518-686-5779.

 

Wednesday March 13

 

Lenten Lunches

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Council of Christian Churches will host Lenten Lunches at noon on Wednesdays during Lent at the Embury United Methodist Church in Cambridge. A brief scripture reflection and hymn singing will precede each soup and sandwich lunch. Information: 518-677-3863, or www.cambridgenyupc.org.

 

Book Discussion

GREENWICH Navy veteran and engineer Tim Taylor will lead a discussion of the book, “Arctic Drift,” by Clive Cussler, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in the Hedbring Community Room at the Greenwich Library. Pre-registration is requested at 518-692-7157, email Annie Miller at amiller@sals.edu, or www.Greenwich-library.org.

 

Thursday March 14

 

Victorian Exhibition

BENNINGTON “Victorian Extreme: Fancy Work 1850-1900,” a new exhibition at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9, will run from Thursday, March 14, through Monday, May 27. This exhibition explores the wilder side of Victorian aesthetics, including intricately embroidered crazy quilts, and shadow boxes featuring elaborate designs woven from human hair. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, Benson Heights, Benson, and 12:30 p.m. March 14, Castleton Meadows, Castleton. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Museum Program

GLENS FALLS A program with curator of education, June Leary, titled “The Ides of March: It’s All Greek” will be offered from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Tour selected works of art, listen to a presentation on this month’s theme, “The Art of Love,” and enjoy a lunchtime conversation in the art studio (bring a bag lunch). Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-1761, or www.hydecollection.org.

 

Men’s Health Panel

SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital will present a free Men’s Health Panel at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at 59D Myrtle Street Park in Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Dr. Seth A. Capello, a urologist, Dr. Jonathan Gainor, an orthopedic surgeon, and clinical rehabilitation specialist Dominick Marchesiello will offer information on arthritis, therapy treatments for fitness and health, and the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

Legion Meetings

ARLINGTON The Women’s Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at American Legion Post 69 in Arlington. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Free Concert

GLENS FALLS Adirondack singer/songwriter/storyteller Christopher Shaw will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in the Folklife Center of the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: 518-792-6508.

 

Food Talk

SALEM Dick McGuire will speak on “The Miracle of Food Production” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in the first floor archive room of the handicap-accessible Salem Courthouse Community Center. Dick is the former commissioner of agriculture and markets for the state of New York. Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

 

Friday March 15

 

Snowboard Competition

STRATTON MOUNTAIN The first Vermont Open, a snowboard competition and music festival, will be held Friday through Sunday, March 15 to 17, at Stratton Mountain. Snowboarders of all ages will compete at this event. Information/registration: www.vermontopen.com.

 

Boys’ Basketball

GLENS FALLS The NYSPHSAA Boys’ Basketball Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, March 15 to 17, at the Civic Center in Glens Falls. The best high school basketball teams will compete for the state title at various times. Information/cost: 855-432-2849, or www.glensfallscc.com.

 

Educators Symposium

MANCHESTER The Maple Street School will host the Fourth Annual Southern Vermont Educators Symposium at the Maple Street School in Manchester on Friday, March 15. All southern Vermont elementary and secondary schools, private and public, along with preschools, are invited to attend and make a presentation. Cost: $75, including continental breakfast and lunch. Information/registration: Joy Stewart at 802-362-7137, or email jstewart@maplestreetschool.com.

 

Fish Fry

FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. invites everyone to a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and 22, at the firehouse on Route 149. Cost: $7 to $12, depending upon your choice of clams, shrimp, seafood platter, chicken finger platter, and more. Eat in, or order a take out at 518-639-8811.

 

Fish Fry

HOOSICK FALLS St. Mary’s Academy on Parsons Avenue in Hoosick Falls invites everyone to Fish Fry Dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent in its Immaculate Conception Church Hall. Eat in or take out. Information: 518-686-4314.

 

Fish Fry

VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 south of Victory Village invites everyone to Fish Fry Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday in March. Cost: $8.50 fried fish or clams; or $8.50 fried chicken tenders; $5 quart clam chowder. Eat in or order takeouts at 695-3917.

 

Dinner at VFW

VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Cost: $14. The Post plans to serve a dinner on the third Friday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Saturday March 16

 

Lenten Retreat

CAMBRIDGE A Lenten retreat, “Lent and the Experience of Sin, Forgiveness and Gratitude,” will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, in the Holy Wisdom Chapel at the New Skete Monastery in Cambridge. Information/registration: Karen Gladstone at 518-677-3928, Ext. 214, or email karengladstone@newskete.org.

 

Girls’ Softball

QUEENSBURY A Girls’ Fast-pitch Softball Tournament for age 10 and younger will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free admission. Information: 518-743-1086, or www.adksc.com.

 

Food Pantry Open

SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

 

Running Screening

SARATOGA SPRINGS Highly trained therapists from Saratoga Hospital’s Regional Therapy Center will conduct a free Running Screening from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16, at the Saratoga Regional YMCA’s Saratoga Springs branch, 290 West Avenue. You’ll receive a free assessment of your flexibility, strength, stride and more, including the best running shoes for you, heading into the running season. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450.

 

Farmers Market

GLENS FALLS The Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays in March at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls. Information: 518-792-0438, or www.gffma.com.

 

Al-Anon Workshop

BENNINGTON Al-Anon will host its 28th Annual Cabin Fever Workshop, “Together We Can do What We Cannot Do Alone,” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street in Bennington. Information: Apryl at 802-440-8109, Sue at 518-686-7998, or Val at 518-677-8934.

 

Sham Rocking

LAKE GEORGE A free Sham “Rock” the Block event, featuring live traditional Irish and American music, Celtic games, Irish food and children’s activities, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, and noon Sunday the 17th, in Lake George Village. There also will be a parade on Sunday. Information: 518-361-2559.

 

Tot Drop-in

RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a Tot Drop-in at Giorgetti for children age 18 months through age 4 that will run from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, March 16 through May 4. Children will play with balls, tunnels and age-appropriate items in an unstructured setting. Cost: $5 individual, $10 per family, per day. Dress warmly. Information: 802-773-1853, or www.rutlandrec.com.

 

Stop and Shop

SARATOGA SPRINGS The General Schuyler Rescue Squad will host its Second Annual Stop and Shop event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at its building, 901 Route 29 in Saratoga Springs. Many local vendors and crafters will offer items suitable for Easter and Mother’s Day gift giving.

 

Diggin’ for Gold

QUEENSBURY Diggin’ for Gold, a St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Ski West Mountain in Queensbury. Dig through piles of snow for prizes at this free event. Information: 518-793-6606, or www.skiwestmountain.com.

 

Poetry and Tea

BENSON The Benson Public Library will host a Saturday Afternoon Tea at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Community members will have an opportunity to read a poem from the Vermont Reads 2013 program’s “Poetry 180,” a favorite poem, or one they’ve written. Information: Jacqueline Lussier at 802-537-4231.

 

St. Patty’s Dinner

SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone is invited to a St. Patty’s Day Dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at American Legion Post 278, 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Served will be a choice of corned beef and cabbage or ham and cabbage. Cost: $8 eat in, 8:50 take out. There’ll be a cash bar and Irish music by Dave Moore and his band, too. Information/tickets: 518-695-3011, or visit the Post.

 

St. Patrick’s Dinner

VALLEY FALLS An all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $12. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-753-7707.

 

Auction and Dance

RUTLAND A Spark-Your-Winter-Blues Silent Auction and Dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting Mount St. Joseph Academy and Christ the King School. Tickets are available from MSJ and CKS students, at the school offices, from Lori Elliott at 345-2205 or Colleen Diezel at 725-8060, and will be sold at the door.

 

Sunday March 17

 

Buffet Breakfast

GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on March 17. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

 

1776 Boston Talk

TICONDEROGA Rich Strum, director of education at Fort Ticonderoga, will give a presentation on “Evacuation Day 1776” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the fort. Rich will discuss the British occupation of Boston in 1775 and 1776, and their departure on March 17, 1776. Cost: $10 at the door; free for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Baroque Comes Alive

GLENS FALLS “Baroque Comes Alive,” performed by the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. There also will be a pre-concert talk with Maestro Peltz at 3:15 p.m. Information/cost: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

 

Monday March 18

 

Osteobusters

WEST HEBRON Osteobusters, a mind and body wellness program, will be held at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through May at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 30. Wear appropriate clothing. Information: Pastor Laura Mitchell at 518-854-3729. Also, the church is looking for singers for its choir that will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call above number.

 

Potluck Supper

HEBRON Everyone is invited to a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at the East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron. Bring a dish to share to this event that will be held on the third Monday each month, with few exceptions. Information: 518-854-7017, 854-9383.

 

Legion Bingo

CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 18. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

 

Baroque Ensemble

GLENS FALLS “de Blasiis at the Hyde: Rebel,” featuring the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble, Rebel, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Information/cost: 518-792-2383, or www.deblasiis-chamber-music.org.

 

Tuesday March 19

 

Bingo at VFW

QUEENSBURY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 19. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and home-cooked meals will be available. This bingo is held each Tuesday, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Legion Bingo

ARLINGTON Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at American Legion Post 69, 54 Legion Road in Arlington. Doors will open at 6 p.m., food will be available for purchase, and everyone will be welcome. Information: 802-375-6157.

 

Wednesday March 20

 

Health Clinics

RUTLAND AREA The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, Sheldon Towers, Rutland; 9 a.m. March 20, Dorset Nursing Office, Dorset; 11 am. March 20, Linden Terrace, Rutland; 1:15 p.m. March 20, The Meadows (residents only), Rutland; 3:15 p.m. March 20, The Gables (residents only), Rutland; 10 a.m. March 21, Maple Village, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Godnick Center, Rutland; and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Community Center, Clarendon. Cost: $2 blood pressure; $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.

 

Free Supper

DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at The Dorset Church, off Route 30 at 143 Church Street. Takeouts will be available and everyone will be welcome.

 

Historical Society

QUEENSBURY The Warren County Historical Society will present a program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at its building in Queensbury. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. Information/address: 518-743-0734, or www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Astronomy Club

SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Everyone with “an interest in the evening skies” will be welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club that meets on the third Wednesday each month, with few exceptions. Information: Courthouse at 854-7053, or email wfrederi@gotsky.com.

 

AA Meetings

WHITEHALL Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the John Neary Hill Senior Citizens Building on Williams Street in Whitehall. Everyone will be welcome.

 

Model Railroaders

GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold a free Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 and 27, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information: www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com.

 

Thursday March 21

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 and April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This story hour will include a monthly topic, visits to galleries to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

 

Thrift Shop

FORT ANN The United Protestant Church of Fort Ann will open its Thrift Shop at 5 Ann Street, across from Cumberland Farms, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Offered will be clothing, household items, and more. Information: Jackie White at 518-932-4559.

 

Historical Program

SALEM Paul McCarty will present a PowerPoint program on Solomon Northup at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the first floor archive room of the handicap-accessible Salem Courthouse Community Center. Paul is historian for the Town of Fort Edward and executive director of the Old Fort Museum. Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

 

Friday March 22

 

Boat Show

QUEENSBURY The Great Upstate Boat Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 23, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Featured will be 25 dealers, 60 brands, vendors, and 200 boats on display. Information/admission cost: 518-791-0070, or www.greatupstateboatshow.com.

 

Fish Fry

WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on March 22. This meal is served each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-2482.

 

Pizza at Elks

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.

 

Friday Bingo

WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on March 22. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

 

Saturday March 23

 

Winter Warm Up

LAKE GEORGE A free Winter Warm Up family activity will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Berry Pond Preserve in Lake George. Included will be a bonfire and hot chocolate. Information: 518-644-9673, or www.lglc.org.

 

Food Pantry

CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Food Pantry, on the first floor of the handicap-accessible Embury United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street in Cambridge, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, with few exceptions.

 

Sunday March 24

 

Olympics Benefit

GLENS FALLS A Shamrock Shuffle and Leprechaun Leap event will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Glens Falls High School. Featured will be a five-mile flat and fast loop and a children’s fun run, all to benefit Special Olympics. Cost/registration: www.adirondackrunners.org.

 

Country Dance

SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. There’ll be an Easter basket drawing, too. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 824-3719.

 

Hymn Sing

WHITEHALL The First Baptist Church of Whitehall at 41 Williams Street will host its annual ecumenical Palm Sunday Hymn Sing from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Area churches are invited to have their choirs or soloists join in this special event. Refreshments will follow the singing.

Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 518-642-2245, or email JCPeterson@roadrunner.com.

 

Friday March 29

 

School Meeting

SALEM The superintendent of the Salem Central School invites everyone to a Community Conversation meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, in the school’s cafeteria. Additional Community Conversation meetings will be held on April 26 and May 31 for the purpose of engaging community members in dialogue about the school. Refreshments will be served.

 

Saturday March 30

 

Free Dinner

CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 12:45 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

 

Wednesday April 3

 

Literary Paris Talk

RUTLAND The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Series will present Barbara Will, a Dartmouth professor, with a talk titled, “Literary Paris: the 1920s in the City of Light,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street. Free and open to all. Information: Library at 802-773-1860, or Council at 802-262-2626.

 

Friday April 5

 

Art Camp

NORTH BENNINGTON The Vermont Arts Exchange is accepting registrations for a Vacation Art Camp that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 15 to 19, at its Sage Street Mill studios in North Bennington. Cost: $185 per week.  Information/registration: 802-442-5549, or www.vtartxchange.org.

 

Saturday April 6

 

Songs of Freedom

RUTLAND The Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Paramount Theatre will present a “Songs of Freedom” concert with Peter Yarrow at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland. Robert De Cormier will conduct. Cost: $34 to $49. Information/tickets: 802-775-0903, or www.Paramountvt.org.

 

Sunday April 7

 

Science Pub

RUTLAND The next science pub will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Three Tomatoes Trattoria, 88 Merchants Row in Rutland. Helen Mango from Castleton State College will present “Three Ranges, Three Stories/The Ground Beneath Us,” a program about this area’s Green, Taconic and Adirondack mountain ranges and their differing geologic stories. Free and open to all.
Sunday April 21

 

Tour at Fort

TICONDEROGA Stuart Lilie, director of interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga, will lead a tour titled, “Very Well Prepared for the British Army,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the fort. Join Stuart for a walking tour of the many redoubts, redans, and entrenchments built to fortify Ticonderoga in 1776. Cost: $10 at the door; free for Friends of Fort Ticonderoga members. Information: 518-585-2821, or www.FortTiconderoga.org.

 

Thursday April 25

 

Museum ABCs

BENNINGTON The Bank of Bennington will sponsor a free Museum ABCs program for ages 3 to 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. This story hour, the final of three, will include a monthly topic, a visit to a gallery to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.

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